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RA: 05h 04m 4s
Dec: −67° 16′ 18″
Ch: MSA:485, U2:444, SA:24
Ref: SIMBAD, Skiff20080430-HGCjr
Type: open cluster
Mag: B=?, V=11.5
John Herschel recorded it as "a pL, rich, 6th class cluster, irregular figure, in radiating streaks. Place that of a star 10th mag (one of 3 such) It is within this cluster that the two nebulae [NGC 1814 & NGC 1816]."
Shapley and Lindsay ("A Catalogue of Clusters in the Large Magellanic Cloud", Irish Astronomical Journal, Vol. 6, 1963) group NGC 1814, 1816 and NGC 1820 together; the grouping measuring 6.8' x 4.5'. They remark "bright scattered stars in nebulosity."
The RNGC (Sulentic and Tifft 1973) notes that this is a 9.0 mag open cluster in the LMC.
The Messier objects
The Bennett objects
The Caldwell list
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